Mrs. Margaret Marie “Doll” Davis Cantú, age 74, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2020, at her daughter’s home in McLean, Virginia. Doll was born on January 30, 1946, in San Antonio, Texas. A graduate of Phillis Wheatley High School in San Antonio, she was the third of nine children of Vivian E. Brown Davis and John Joseph Davis, Sr. She attended San Antonio College and worked as a Licensed Vocational Nurse for over 30 years in both hospital and home care settings, serving neonatal intensive care unit, chronically ill, and hospice patients. She married Isaac W. "Bobby" Cantú, Sr. on August 3, 1974. They had one child, Ikeita, and lived in Grand Prairie, Texas. Doll was preceded in death by her parents Vivian and John, and four brothers: John Davis, Jr.; Robert “Bobby” Davis; Jimmy Davis; and Ronnie Davis. She leaves to cherish her memory: daughter Ikeita Cantú Hinojosa (Carmen); husband Isaac; “granddog” Cakes; sister Stella Coleman (Floyd); brothers Larry Davis, Charlie Davis, and Glen Davis; aunt Betty Warren; sisters-in-law Cheré Talbert, Laura Haynes, and Louise Upton (Bennie); brother-in-law Moses Cantú; grand-godchildren Beatrice Mary Lowrey and Alim S. Stickney Jr.; and many loved ones who are blessed to have known her warmth and tender love.

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  1. In God’s house now. My dear sweet cousin “Doll” May you Rest In Peace and be lavished by all heaven has to offer. You were a blessed bright light to all you touched and will be dearly missed. Love cousins Mary Brown and Alexis.

  2. I love you Auntie, I will truly miss you. No matter what you always had a smile that warmed my heart and you gave me hope and love always. Rest In Peace. You are truly an angel. With love, Cynthia Noble

  3. Every time we were privileged to be in Margaret’s presence her love and joy permeated our souls and we could not escape feeling and joining in her happiness in sharing her time with her family! Such joy will be missed! George and Bonnie Lowrey

  4. I didn’t know Doll Davis Cantú personally, yet I felt I knew her very well indeed through her beloved daughter Ikeita Cantú Hinojosa. Ikeita would have been a very lovely replica of Doll in many ways: stunning beauty, lovely, luxurious curls, luminous eyes, a smile that lit up the sun. Ikeita and I are business colleagues, although I’m very near to Doll in age. Ikeita has a broad senior business portfolio in law, Human Resources, and administration that Doll was immensely proud of, yet she is one of the kindest, most empathetic, most caring women I’ve ever know, just like her mother. I do have one personal touchstone with Doll. My mother, Margaret Theisen, was always called Dolly, from a two-years older sibling who thought she Looked like a real,live baby doll. She carried the name till she died. I image Doll came by her name in much the same way. I loved Doll’s O Happy Days photo album, and praise the joy of her life. Much love, Suzanne Peck

  5. To the Cantu Family: A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory. I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. Troy Higginbotham and Family

  6. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family for your loss. I didn’t know Doll personally but from what I know of her she was a wonderful person. My prayers go out to the family.

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